democratic convention

Brooklyn is rolling out the red — make that blue — carpet for the Democratic convention.

City officials are hosting a committee from the Democratic National Committee on Monday and Tuesday in hopes of winning the party's 2016 presidential convention.

Sen. Charles Schumer led a rally outside the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn. The arena would host the convention and had an appropriately hued welcome carpet for the committee.

Schumer said the convention would be a "great thing" for the borough.

WAMC

Elizabeth Warren’s campaign for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts has been re-energized. Her last remaining challenger for the Democratic nomination fell by the wayside at the party’s endorsement convention in Springfield over the weekend.  New polls showed the race between Warren and  Republican incumbent Scott Brown  remains a dead heat.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.